August - Ferret
It is likely that European ferrets made their way to North America along with early colonists who prized their rodent hunting abilities. Ferrets are legal in most states (but not in California) and most pet ferrets are raised on “breeding farms” for the pet shop trade. The ferrets at the Zoo are relinquished or confiscated illegal pets. Because they are social animals, they will often be seen snuggling together.